MTV has appointed Publicis Groupe’s Mediavest|Spark as US media agency of record, overseeing all aspects of MTV and MTV2 holistic media planning and buying.
The business, valued at an estimated $40m, was won from incumbent agency Fallon, also part of Publicis Groupe, with the creative business still reported to be up for grabs.
“MTV is a cultural icon infused with a deep understanding of young audiences and an undeniable cool factor,” said Mediavest|Spark USA chief executive Chris Boothe.
“We look forward to integrating our forward-thinking approach to media with MTV’s content and suite of data and analytics tools to drive tune-in and bring audiences to the network.”
MTV launched separate creative and media reviews in October, with the network seeking to rebrand with a focus on music.
Mediavest|Spark was recently appointed by USAA and Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, following the agency’s creation as part of the wider Publicis Media reshuffle earlier in the year.
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